CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
(CFDA No. 84.132)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII, Part B, Section 711
(P.L. 93-112), as amended by P.L. 98-211 (Expires September 30, 1986).
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $ 150,000,000 I/ $ 15,000,000
1981 200,000,000 I/ 18,000,000
1982 19,400,000 ?/ 17,280,000
1983 19,400,00027 19,400,000
1984 21,000,0002/ 19,400,000
Purpose: To provide independent living services to severely handicapped
individuals to assist them to function more independently in family and
community settings or secure and maintain appropriate employment.
Eligibility: The principal eligible applicant is the State vocational
rehabilitation agency; however, if a State agency fails to apply for a
grant within six months after grants are available, then any local public
or private nonprofit agency within the State may apply directly.
The Rehabilitation Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-221) mandate that cur-
rent grantees be funded through September 30, 1986.
II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives with respect to this
o To provide discretionary grants to establish and operate Centers for
Independent Living — facilities offering a combination of rehabilita-
tion services in order that the severely handicapped may live more
independently in family or community settings or may be better able
to secure and maintain employment.
o To promote substantial involvement of handicapped persons in policy
direction and management of established Centers, and to promote
employment of handicapped persons in the Centers.
B. Progres sand Accomp11shments
o The Rehabilitation Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-211) mandate that cur-
rent grantees be funded through September 30, 1986.984 funds.02) 732-1345